1/320th at F13, ISO 800 (28mm).
This is one of my favorite parks in the city, slightly hidden in Chinatown. Gamblers, musicians, singers, martial artists, and soccer players all converge. And it's surrounded in every direction by dumplings. Who could ask for more.
On another note, sorry if the blog is a little slow this week. I'm upgrading my website application and moving it over to another server and it's a pain in the ass. Hopefully will be finished in a day or two.
1/200th at F6.3, ISO 800 (28mm).
A powerful story from a beautiful woman. This is just an excerpt, but you can read the entire interview on evgrieve.
"I’m coming from Social Tees [Animal Rescue]. I know the owner since it’s where I take my other four cats. Right now I have an apartment in Crown Heights and I heard [the kitten] crying there for three days. I thought he was a bird and I couldn’t find him at first.
He’s a baby. The mother left him. His eye was shut so I took him upstairs and flushed it with hot water and then I gave him some Amoxicillin. I don’t know why but something told me to give him that for the infection. And then I gave him some stuff for his eye.
My whole family was down here. They never left. This was my real family, but when I was young I was given to foster parents in the Bronx and I got raped and beat up and all of that by them. I’ve suffered.
I’ve been in the streets most of my life. I had my friends and my family around here, but I didn’t go to my family. I don’t know how I survived. I hardly ate. I wouldn’t ask anybody for anything. I was too traumatized. People would come and bring my food and I would shake in my boots because I didn’t want anybody to touch me. And I didn’t know how to ask for help.
The cat is fine. He’s fighting. If I let him walk, he’ll walk all over me, but I can’t yet because I don’t want him to get sick. I know what it’s like to suffer and that’s why I like to rescue things. It’s to be human."